Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX 77446
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Prairie View A & M University is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in Prairie View town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,219 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,055 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,459 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 35% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Prairie View A & M University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,216, and fees were $3,743. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,745 and $3,743 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students9,219
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 15 117
Master's degree 0 7
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/01/2003 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1973 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1050
ACT16 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$202/credit
In State Students$202/credit
Out of State Students$615/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$235/credit
In State Students$235/credit
Out of State Students$651/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,090 $9,090 $27,675
ADN 70 $14,140 $14,140 $43,050
BSN 125 $25,250 $25,250 $76,875
FNP 50 $11,750 $11,750 $32,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Prairie View A & M University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 69% $4,924
Other Federal Grant 15% $2,061
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $6,166
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 69% $5,696
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,542
Private Loans 4% $11,012


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,205
$30,001 to $48,000$10,265
$48,001 to $75,000$13,956
$75,001 to $110,000$17,927
Over $110,000$19,242

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Prairie View A & M University
FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446

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